The following article by Barney Zwartz appeared in the Fairfax Media on September 2nd, and provides some interesting perspectives on the Catholic Church in comtemporary Australian society. As such it captures some of the key challenges for the leaders of our Catholic Schools. It is interesting to note, that the author specifically mentions the high worth that Catholics place on their schools and the service they provide - a respect they might not extend to other aspects of the Church in Australia.....
The Catholic Church in Australia is fighting on three fronts same-sex marriage, euthanasia and education funding that will test its influence both inside and outside the church, with the people in the pews and the politicians and powerbrokers.
Legalised same-sex marriage seems inevitable, euthanasia is back on the legislative agenda in Victoria and NSW, and the federal government has calculated that it can get away with an attack on funding for Catholic schools.
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